Why Buy A Telescopic Enclosure (from MY POOL DIRECT)

Since 2005, MY POOL DIRECT has been selling fully-customisable telescopic (retractable)  and fixed swimming pool and patio enclosures. As specialists in toughened safety glass, we only use the highest quality materials and innovative manufacturing processes. Your enclosure is unique and by choosing Vénus, you are guaranteed expert knowledge. Leisure A telescopic enclosure lets you get […]

How much will it cost to heat my pool?

This is a very common question people ask. The cost will depend on a few factors.  Firstly, how you choose to heat your pool.  We supply air source heat pumps.  They have proven to be a cost-effective way to heat swimming pools.  However, your electricity bill will increase slightly, ranging between approx. £80-£120 extra per […]

Whats the Average Swimming Pool Temperature?

When purchasing a swimming pool, there are always questions that need answering. One of the most popular is what is the best temperature to heat the pool. We recommend a comfortable temperature of 28 to 30 degrees.  Anything hotter than this would not necessarily be comfortable. We would recommend an air-source heat pump.  You have […]

What is a Bespoke Swimming Pool?

My Pool Direct has a vast selection of swimming pools available in various shapes and sizes. However, you may have a very specific style in mind. Our standard pools can not be wider than 3.75m wide due to transport restrictions. This is not a problem, as we also provide a service where you can have […]

Do you sell swimming pool enclosures?

We offer a wide range of pool enclosures, from low-level, mid-level and high, depending on your requirements. All you will need to do is answer a few questions, and we will be able to advise the best option. You have the choice of having the enclosure installed by one of our experts, or alternatively, you […]

The Importance of a Swimming Pool Cover for Heat Retention

Swimming pools are a wonderful luxury, offering a refreshing escape during hot summer days and a serene relaxation spot. However, pool owners are often challenged by the task of maintaining the desired water temperature, especially in regions with cooler nights or varying weather conditions. Enter the swimming pool cover – a seemingly simple accessory, yet […]

What ongoing maintenance does a pool require?

A swimming pool is undoubtedly a prized asset for many UK homeowners, offering a sanctuary during the warmer months and a hub for family activities and social gatherings. However, like all valuable assets, it demands ongoing attention to stay in pristine condition. Ensuring regular maintenance not only keeps the pool looking inviting but also extends […]

How often should I clean my pool?

Regular cleaning is essential to keep your pool safe and inviting. Skim the surface daily to remove debris, leaves, and insects. Vacuum the pool weekly to get rid of dirt and sediment. Brush the walls and floor regularly to prevent algae buildup.

Is pool safety important?

Yes, pool safety is of utmost importance, especially if you have children or pets. Install safety features like pool fencing with self-closing gates, pool covers, and alarms to prevent unauthorized access. It’s also beneficial to learn CPR and have rescue equipment, such as life rings, nearby.

Can I use my pool during a thunderstorm?

It is highly unsafe to use the pool during a thunderstorm. Water is an excellent conductor of electricity, and lightning poses a significant risk to swimmers. Clear the pool area immediately when lightning or thunder is present, and wait at least 30 minutes after the last observed lightning strike before resuming pool activities.

Can I have a pool party or event at my home with a swimming pool?

Yes, you can host pool parties or events at your home with a swimming pool. Ensure that you provide adequate supervision and enforce safety rules, especially if children are present. Be considerate of noise levels and local ordinances regarding events on your property.

How do I maintain the water quality in my pool?

Proper water chemistry is crucial to keep the pool safe and clean. Regularly test the water’s pH, chlorine levels, alkalinity, and calcium hardness. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding pool chemicals to balance the water. Maintaining proper water chemistry helps prevent algae growth and ensures a pleasant swimming experience.

What safety equipment should I have around the pool area?

Besides pool fencing, covers, and alarms, you should have safety equipment near the pool area. This includes a first-aid kit, a reaching pole or shepherd’s hook to assist someone in distress, and emergency contact information posted in a visible location.

How do I find a reliable pool service/maintenance company?

When looking for a pool service company, seek recommendations from friends, family, or neighbors who own pools. Research online reviews and ratings to find reputable and experienced companies. Request quotes from multiple providers to compare services and prices before making a decision.

Are there any specific rules for pool usage and hygiene?

Yes, establish pool usage rules to ensure safety and hygiene. For example, you may want to enforce showering before entering the pool to minimize contaminants. Also, it’s crucial to prohibit running and diving in shallow areas to prevent accidents.

How do I prevent and treat pool algae?

Algae growth is common in pools, especially in warm and sunny conditions. To prevent algae, maintain proper water chemistry and filtration. Regularly brush the pool surfaces to disrupt algae growth. If algae do appear, use an algaecide and shock the pool to kill and remove the algae.